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Grief counselor meets with Rockwall volleyball team after death of Hanna Clark

ROCKWALL – Rockwall High School volleyball team members and coaches met yesterday with counselor Kim Williams to assist with their grieving process after Thursday’s unexpected death of freshman team member Hanna Clark.

According to an email sent to subscribers of volleyball team news by Coach Damon Wilson and his staff, the team is deeply saddened by the passing of Hanna and the team is indebted to Williams who “was compassionate, informative, and thorough in her words.”

The email explained that Hanna’s death is exceptionally difficult to process because it is the first time that most team members have had to deal with the death of someone close to them.

Rockwall ISD confirmed there were grief counselors on hand to assist all students with grieving yesterday at Rockwall High.

Following is the entire email:

Dear RHS Volleyball, 

Words cannot express how deeply saddened we all are by the passing of our teammate, classmate, and friend Hannah Clark.

The volleyball team met with Counselor Kim Williams this morning during off-season.  Ms. Williams was compassionate, informative, and thorough in her words.  We are all deeply indebted to her.  After our meeting, a number of players and coaches gathered to pray for Hannah, the Clark family, and our volleyball family. 

This is exceptionally difficult for all of us to process.  For many of our players, this is the first time they have dealt with the death of someone close to them. For most of them, it is the first time they have lost a peer. 

The entire RHS family is here to help.  Ms. Williams told the girls to feel free to excuse themselves from class to speak with a member of our counseling staff. We, as coaches, are also readily available to our players.

There is a Candlelight Vigil being held in Hannah’s honor tonight at Harry Meyer Park.  The vigil will begin at 7:30.  Attendees should bring their own candles. 

The Ogunc’s have offered to open their home to any of Hannah’s friends, immediately following the vigil.  Their address is

102 Resolute, Rockwall, TX 75032  

The will also be a gathering at Woodcreek Park tomorrow night at 7 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring a helium balloon or candle. 

The family is currently working on funeral arrangements.  We will keep you informed regarding the upcoming services.  There has been an inquiry regarding the possibility of the girls wearing their jerseys to the funeral.  We are looking into the district policy on such matters and are open to your views about this as well. 

This is a terrible day for our community.  Please keep the Clarks in your prayers, and we will keep you informed as information becomes available.

Sincerely,

Damon Wilson

Travis Ferguson

Heather Klinkerman

Chad Ghormley

RHS Volleyball

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1 Response for “Grief counselor meets with Rockwall volleyball team after death of Hanna Clark”

  1. Carole George says:

    Grieving the loss…

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